We have always maintained that the print on demand (POD) model offers significant environmental advantages over traditional offset manufacturing.With offset manufacturing books often go unsold and are destroyed, usually after being shipped and handled multiple times. Wasted paper, wasted energy, greenhouse emissions, pulping, and landfill overflows can result.
The environmental advantages of utilizing POD technology allow books to be printed to fill an existing demand. POD lessens the possibility of returns, reduces supply chain waste, greenhouse emissions, and conserves valuable natural resources.
To build upon the environmental responsible forestry, our POD model, Lightning Source chose to receive these certifications:
Lightning Source has received Chain of Custody (CoC) certification from:
Chain of Custody (CoC) is an accounting system that tracks wood fiber through the different stages of production: from the forest, to the mill, to the paper, to the printer and ultimately to the finished book. For publishers, and ultimately consumers, CoC ensures the integrity of the paper supply chain and that the paper used in Lightning Source® printed books are from responsibly managed forests.
Lightning Source’s management is committed to the implementation and on-going maintenance of its Chain of Custody program under the regulatory standards and social responsibility goals established by SFI®, FSC®, or PEFC™.
Lightning Source has appointed Josh Dailey, its Corporate Counsel, as the Compliance Officer for the Chain of Custody program. Mr. Dailey has overall responsibility for and authority over Chain of Custody processes and controls and, as a part of his responsibility, conducts regular periodic reviews of the program and its compliance with the standards set by SFI®, FSC®, or PEFC™.
Any questions or concerns regarding Lightning Source’s Chain of Custody program can be forwarded to Josh Dailey at Josh.Dailey@ingramcontent.com.
Lightning Source UK Ltd is committed to improving environmental performance by driving down CO2 emissions and reducing, reusing and recycling waste.
Lightning Source UK Ltd recognizes that what we do today, affects the environment of both current and future generations and we are therefore committed to continuous environmental improvement. Our policy is to manage our businesses in such a manner as to have minimum impact on the environment in which we operate.
*IngramSpark is an entity of Lightning Source.